family Rajidae


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Noun1.family Rajidae - bottom-dwelling tropical rays: skates
fish family - any of various families of fish
Batoidei, order Batoidei, order Rajiformes, Rajiformes - fish with dorsoventrally flattened bodies; includes: rays; skates; guitarfishes; sawfishes
skate - large edible rays having a long snout and thick tail with pectoral fins continuous with the head; swim by undulating the edges of the pectoral fins
genus Raja, Raja - type genus of the family Rajidae
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The ocellate spot (or spiny) skate Okamejei kenojei (family Rajidae) is widely distributed 1) in shallow coastal waters of 20-230 m depth (mainly 30-100 m) in the western North Pacific: 2) from the coastal waters off southern Hokkaido, Japan, southward to waters off northern Taiwan, including 3) along the Pacific coast of Japan; 4) within the Sea of Japan; 5) the East China Sea; and 6) the Yellow Sea (Ishihara, 1987; Hatooka et al., 2013; Last et al., 2016).
These factors, along with bycatch, can lead these organisms to a population decline, and the family Rajidae is one of the most vulnerable to exploitation (Dulvy and Reynolds, 2002).
There are seven species of skates (family Rajidae) commonly encountered on the continental shelf waters off the northeastern United States, including winter skate, Leucoraja ocellata; little skate, L.
Bomb dating and age determination of skates (family Rajidae) off the eastern coast of Canada.